Paolo Gaudiano, President of Icosystem, is speaking at the Boston Hadoop Users Group at 6PM on Thursday, April 26th at the Boston Marriott Copley Place. The event, titled, “More Data vs. Better Data vs. Better Algorithms”, will also include speakers from other industry leaders, Daniel Abadi, Christopher Bingham, Jeremy Rishel, and Josh Wills.
To download a copy of Dr. Gaudiano’s presentation, click the link below.
It is often thought that the accuracy of a model depends heavily on data quality and quantity. However, the notion that numerical data are the only type of information needed to build an accurate model is flawed. We present a modeling approach that combines domain expertise and quantitative data to demonstrate that predictive models can be developed without quantitative data, and that in general any model built with both quantitative data and domain expertise will outperform models developed with either type of information alone. We will also mention real-world situations where this approach has been applied successfully.